by Cindy Summers
Police reports are provided to us by the Ventura Police Department and are not the opinions of the Ventura Breeze. All suspects mentioned are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Residential Burglary Arrests
On October 22 at 5:45 pm, Ventura Police Command Center received a 9-1-1 call from a resident in the 1900 Block of E. Thompson Blvd. The resident reported that he returned home to find two suspects, later identified as 35 year old vagrant Stephan Fedo and 24 year old vagrant Tyrone Brown, inside of his home, ransacking it. The resident left the home to contact police and the suspects remained inside. Upon police arrival, Fedo and Brown exited the apartment and climbed onto the roof. They remained on the roof for several minutes and appeared to be trying to gain access to other areas of the building by attempting to remove an air conditioning unit. After several minutes, Brown came to the edge of the roof and complied with officers’ orders to come down. Brown was arrested for Residential Burglary and Resisting/Delaying Arrest.
Fedo fled onto a neighboring rooftop, forced open a window, and entered a second apartment, which was occupied by two residents. He exited through another window and came down off the roof wielding a large stick. Officers quickly took Fedo into custody and arrested him for two counts of residential burglary and Resisting/Delaying Arrest.
No residents or officers were injured during this incident. Fedo was treated at the Ventura County Medical Center for minor injuries sustained during the arrest.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Brown has previous arrests for Grand Theft, Petty Theft, Unlawful Taking of a Vehicle, Vehicle Tampering, Trespassing, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A search of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Fedo has prior arrests for Trespassing, Vandalism, Resisting Arrest (two arrests), Giving False Information to a Peace Officer, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance (3 arrests), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (4 arrests), and evading an officer in a vehicle.
Overdose Furnishing Narcotics Arrest
On October 23, at approximately 11:30 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1500 block of S. Saticoy Ave. regarding a subject overdosing on Fentanyl. Officers performed CPR until Ventura City Fire and AMR personnel responded; however, they could not revive the overdosed victim, who was pronounced dead on scene.
During the initial investigation, narcotics paraphernalia, a small amount of methamphetamines, and burnt residue of an unknown opiate were located at the scene.
Ventura Police Department Narcotics SCU detectives completed the investigation into narcotics sales of Fentanyl, resulting in an overdose. Detectives using investigative tools were able to identify, detain, and arrest suspect 34 year old Ventura resident Christopher Macias for furnishing narcotics.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Courts shows that Christopher Macias has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance and possession for sales of a controlled substance.
On October 28 at 12:30 pm, members of the Ventura Police Department SCU unit conducted a search warrant at the above address as a result of a month-long investigation into narcotics sales. Narcotics detectives using investigative tools were able to identify a primary suspect as Yurri Seals.
SCU detectives found and detained 51 year old Ventura resident Yurri Seals. During the execution of the search warrant and the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered that a large quantity of narcotics, which included fentanyl and methamphetamine, inside Seals’ motel room. They also located a firearm, ammunition, and a large amount of US currency.
As a result of the investigation, Yurri Seals was arrested for 11378 H&S, 11351 H&S, 11370.1 H&S, 12022(b) PC, and 12022(c) PC which are all felonies.
A search of the Ventura County Superior Court shows that Yurri Seals has a prior arrest for evading, narcotics sales, battery, and receiving stolen property.
Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Warrant Arrest
On November 1, Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Detectives (SCU) were informed that there had been a commercial burglary over the weekend at a workshop in the Ventura Harbor Area in the 1400 block of Spinnaker. The victim found many of his stolen tools were being sold online. On November 2, SCU Detectives began surveillance in the 1600 block of Thompson Blvd and identified a possible suspect, Jon Clift, who was also wanted on several arrest warrants. Detectives followed Clift to a motel room on Thompson Blvd, and along with Patrol, took him into custody without incident.
During a search of the motel room, detectives located the stolen tools from the burglary on Spinnaker, along with additional stolen property, including a firearm from a residential burglary on Seahorse Blvd. Clift was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for six outstanding warrants from Ventura County, Possession of Stolen Property, and Residential Burglary.
Detectives also located several possibly stolen bicycles but are unable to identify the owners. The bicycles are mountain bikes and are newer models with front suspensions. If you are the victim of a theft of a newer mountain bike, please contact the Ventura Police Department Street Crimes Unit.
A review of the Ventura County Superior Court website shows that Clift has prior convictions for possession of stolen property, trespassing, giving false information to a peace officer, petty theft, possession of controlled substance, child endangerment, and DUI.